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John Woodward Groomes

John Woodward Groomes, American manufacturing executive.

Background

  • Groomes, John Woodward was born on October 5, 1920 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Clayton and Eliza (Fox) Groomes.

  • Education

    • Student, Case Institute of Technology, 1944. Bachelor, Alma College, 1949. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1949.

      Postgraduate, Michigan State University, 1950.

    Career

    • Production engineer Kaiser Frazer Corporation, 1950-1951. Test engineer General Motors Proving Ground, 1951-1952. Senior project engineer Fisher Body division General Motors Corporation, 1952-1953, general supervisor quality control, 1953-1954.

      Senior project engineer Allison division, 1954-1955. Instructor Mathematics Traverse City (Michigan) Schools, 1956-1957. Administrative assistant to dean engineering, director Jets Program Michigan State University, 1957-1959.

      Assistant to executive secretary American Society Tool and Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn, Michigan, 1959-1961, assistant general manager, 1961-1965, general manager, 1965-1969. Marketing manager machine tool group Ex-Cello Corporation, Detroit, 1969-1972, vice president tool and abrasive operations, 1972-1977. President American Feldmuehle Corporation, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 1977-1978, Universal Engineering division Houdaille Industries Inc., Frankenmuth, Michigan, 1979-1986, Comau Productivity Systems Inc., Troy, since 1987.

    Connections

    • Married Donna D. Swanson, August 23, 1969. Children by previous marriage: John Woodward, Charles C., Anita S., Jeffrey W., Michele M.
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    • 1944
      Case Institute of Technology
    • 1949
      Alma College
    • 1949
      University Michigan
    • 1950
      Michigan State University
    • 1950 - 1951
      Production engineer, Kaiser Frazer Corporation
    • 1951 - 1952
      test engineer, General Motors Proving Ground
    • 1952 - 1953
      senior, project engineer Fisher Body division General Motors Corporation
    • 1953 - 1954
      senior, project engineer Fisher Body division General Motors Corporation
    • 1954 - 1955
      senior, project engineer Allison division
    • 1956 - 1957
      instructor, Mathematical Traverse City (Michigan) Schools
    • 1957 - 1959
      administrative assistant, Jets Program Michigan State University
    • 1957 - 1959
      director, Jets Program Michigan State University
    • 1959 - 1961
      assistant, to executive secretary American Society Tool and Manufacturing Engineers
      Dearborn, Michigan, United States
    • 1969 - 1972
      marketing manager, machine tool group Ex-Cello Corporation
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1977 - 1978
      president, American Feldmuehle Corporation
      Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1987
      president, American Feldmuehle Corporation
      Troy, Michigan, United States
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